August 18, 2004 / Issue No. 2-04
 
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EDITOR’S NOTE
Human Resource & Labor News Returns with New Look!
MIDYEAR MEETING
McCarron Slated to Explain Consolidations
Wage-Hour Administrator to Discuss the Davis-Bacon Survey Process
Generation Expert to Talk About Employing “Millennials”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
HR Professionals Mingle and Learn at AGC’s HR Networking Forum
AGC Labor Lawyers Hold 20th Annual Symposium
LABOR-MANAGEMENT COOPERATION
AGC Supports Tripartite Initiative’s Recommendations for Action
AGC WEB SITE
How to Find Labor & HR Information on AGC's New Web Site
FEDERAL REGULATIONS
New Overtime Regulations Take Effect Aug. 23
Federal Contractors Must Post Beck Notice
AGC Partners with Labor Department on Compliance Assistance
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Newly Negotiated Wage-and-Fringe Rates Down Slightly From Last Year
BENEFIT FUNDS
Agreement Not Signed by Authorized Company Official Does Not Obligate Contractor to Make Benefit Fund Contributions
Contractor with Overlapping Jurisdictional Clauses Must Pay Benefits Twice
Segal Company Reports on Multiemployer Pension Funding Levels and Investment Performance
WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS
NLRB Reverses Latest Grant of Representation Rights to Nonunion Employees
JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTES
NLRB’s 10(k) Award Trumps Conflicting Arbitration Award
FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Diabetic Forklift Driver Denied Claim Under ADA

  AGC Supports Tripartite Initiative’s Recommendations for Action
AGC has announced its support of a June 2004 report by the Construction Users Roundtable Tripartite Initiative setting forth recommendations for action on critical issues facing the construction industry.

AGC is a member of the Tripartite Initiative and played an integral role in establishing the recommendations, along with project owners in the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), other national contractor associations, and unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department.

The Tripartite Initiative was established about two years ago to seek meaningful ways of improving the North American construction industry through labor-management collaboration.  The report includes detailed recommendations on eliminating unnecessary extended overtime, reducing absenteeism, and avoiding work disruptions.  It sets forth separate steps to be taken by owners, contractors, and unions with regard to each of these economically important issues.  AGC encourages chapters and labor-management groups to implement the recommendations at the local level.

Click here to read the Tripartite Initiative’s executive summary of the report. [ return to top ]